The ATPL Theory programme is an approved full-time ground training course. You will complete your training alongside other students in a classroom environment where the subjects are taught by professional ground instructors.
All courses are supported by Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), which is an instructor-led, computer-based classroom teaching aid. Designed and developed entirely by CAE, the system uses photo-realistic diagrams, digitised photographs and 3-D models, all built-up and animated on screen, to assist you in learning and retention of difficult and complex subjects. Developed over several years, the system has proved highly successful, and has been purchased by many global training organisations for their own ATPL ground school training.
The first phase of theoretical training takes 13 weeks and is followed by internal CAE examinations which thoroughly prepare you for the first of the official EASA exams - the first 7 of which follow immediately thereafter.
After a short break, you complete the second phase (9 weeks) followed by the remaining 7 EASA exams - again only after you have refined your skills in the internal CAE tests.
The EASA examinations can be completed at any CAA Examination Centre - Oxford, Gatwick, Silsoe and Glasgow.
750 hours (22 weeks) of classroom-based training (plus 2 weeks mid-course leave)
- 14 ATPL text books + supporting study material
- CAE uniform
- Access to the online Learning Management System (LMS)
- Computer aided instruction
- Access to a team of dedicated ground instructors
- A minimum standard in Maths, Science and English
- PPL issued in accordance with ICAO Annex 1
- EASA Class 1 Medical